The Leadership Connections in Finance, IT, and Consultancy program supports internationally trained professionals who have senior-level experience and qualifications in IT and finance. Participants receive training on essential leadership skills, build professional networks, and connect with employers while working in a group of their peers. This program supports participants with securing employment at a level that is consistent with their experience and background.

To be eligible for the program, clients must reside in Ontario.

See program full eligibility criteria for details.

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Program Components

  • 6-week program
  • Orientation to your sector in Canada
  • Academic training from a recognized educational institution
  • Acquire future skills including creative problem solving, workplace communication, growth mindset, and more.
  • Experiential learning
  • One-to-one support from an Employment Consultant who is knowledgeable about the sector 

Leadership Connections is funded by the Government of Ontario, and delivered in partnership with Humber Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning.

Program Benefits

  • Orientation to the Human Resources sector in Canada 
  • Referrals to Speed Mentoring® and The Mentoring Partnership™ 
  • Effective job search strategies including market research techniques, resume development, interview skills and targeting your job search to companies that require your specific skills and experience 
  • Referrals to job openings and connections to employers 
  • Access to mentors who are professionals in your field 
  • Invitations to attend recruitment and networking events 
  • Post-hire support – job retention, business communication/language coaching

Program Eligibility

  • CLB Level 8 or higher preferred 
  • Post-secondary education in Business or Program Administration and/or an MBA
  • Permanent Residence, Convention Refugee, or Refugee Claimant with 1 year Canadian work permit 
  • A minimum of 2 years’ work experience in leadership/management related roles in financial services, IT & consulting in the financial industry outside of Canada
  • Must reside in Ontario

Program Dates

  • February 12 – March 22, 2024
  • May 6 – June 14, 2024
  • August 12 – 20, 2024
  • November 11 – December 19, 2024

Program Fees

The fee for this program is $500. This fee offsets the academic portion of the program.